Luma Qubbaj’s victory at the World Jiu Jitsu Championships in November has resulted in her shooting up to fourth in the world rankings.
The January rankings have been released by the International Jiu Jitsu Federation and also lists Luma as the top Asian fighter for the start of the year.
Al Qubbaj took gold at the World Championship in Thailand and promised that the best was still yet to come.
“It is such an honour to be ranked so high by the international federation,” she said.
“But I am sharing this success with my supporters, teammates and coach who stand by me every step of the way. I feel so grateful that all my hard work is paying off, and I will certainly keep up the pace until I'm able to lead the international list, and put Jordan's name all the way on top.”
Next up for Luma is the European Jiu Jitsu Championships taking place in Portugal.